The Tennessee Titans (7-5) travel to California this weekend for an all-AFC clash with the Oakland Raiders (6-6). Kickoff is set for 4:25 PM EST on December 8th at RingCentral Coliseum and the game will be televised on CBS.
Oddsmakers opened this game up with the Titans listed as 3-point road favorites. The spread hasn’t moved at all after early betting, as Tennessee is currently available at -3. The total for this matchup is 47.5 points. Click here for a full look at the Week 14 NFL odds and for more links to our individual game previews.
Raiders vs Titans Game Odds & Betting Preview
The Titans have now won three consecutive games after beating Indianapolis 31-17 on the road last weekend to improve to 7-5 on the season overall. Tennessee scored 14 unanswered points in the fourth quarter en route to a very impressive double-digit victory against a division rival. QB Ryan Tannehill went 17/22 for 182 passing yards and two touchdowns through the air while RB Derrick Henry rumbled for 149 rushing yards and a touchdown on the ground. A.J. Brown led the way for the receiving corps, hauling in three catches for 45 yards. As a whole, the Titans gained well over 300 total yards and found the end zone three times on offense in the win.
Tennessee was fairly solid defensively against the Colts, surrendering just two touchdowns despite allowing over 400 total yards of offense. The Titans did struggle a little bit trying to contain Indianapolis WR Zach Pascal, allowing him to record seven receptions for 109 yards.
The Raiders lost their second straight game last weekend, getting crushed 40-9 on the road in Kansas City. Oakland gave up three touchdowns in the first half and never recovered, getting outscored 19-9 over the final two quarters of the game. QB Derek Carr certainly wasn’t at his best, throwing two interceptions and going 20/30 for 222 passing yards and a touchdown. RB Josh Jacobs exposed the Chiefs on the ground, racking up 104 yards on a team-high 17 carries. TE Darren Waller also chipped in, making seven receptions for 100 yards. Overall, the Raiders generated close to 350 total yards of offense despite coming up well short on the scoreboard.
Oakland also had a rough outing on the other side of the ball against the Chiefs, getting lit up for almost 300 total yards of offense and four touchdowns. The Raiders had no answer for Kansas City TE Travis Kelce, as he made five catches for almost 100 yards.
Free NFL Betting Predictions and Pick: Titans -3
I actually don’t mind the UNDER on 47.5 total points scored in this AFC battle as well, especially with how poorly the Raiders offense has performed over their last coupe of outings. Oakland has now scored just 29 total points over their last three games combined, which obviously doesn’t bode well for them heading into Week 14. However, both teams have really struggled defensively since the beginning of November, getting torched for at least 30 points multiple times. Even so, I still will likely take a stab with the UNDER in this particular spot as well. Having said all that, my favorite play in this matchup is definitely the Titans against the spread. Tennessee has really been on a roll since turning to Ryan Tannehill at quarterback, notching multiple victories in a row.
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Not only did the Titans upset Kansas City back in Week 10, they also dominated a very solid Indianapolis team on the road last weekend as well. It is also important to note that Tennessee is a scorching-hot 5-1 against the spread over their last six games overall. On the other side, the Raiders have now lost back to back games by over 30 points. Oakland also failed to cover the spread the last time these two AFC rivals played at RingCentral Coliseum. Ultimately, I think that the surging Titans will find a way to win this game outright in order to keep their playoff hopes alive as they battle it out with the Texans in the AFC South – give me Tennessee to cover!